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Three Russian journalists injured in Syria: Moscow

AFP  |  Moscow 

Three Russian journalists were injured in when their vehicle was shot at Wednesday after an assignment in the former rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the Russian defence ministry said.

The incident happened in the early evening after the journalists had investigated the situation in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, which Syrian regime and allied forces have recently retaken.

"They were targeted by unknown assailants firing light arms," the said in a statement.

The journalists received medical attention and "their lives are not in danger," according to the statement, run by Russian agencies, which added that three men had received

The journalists were working for the NTV channel, owned by Russian Gazprom, as well as the Rossiya-1 state television channel and channel

is the Syrian regime's biggest international ally. Last July a with the Arab service of Russian was killed in an attack by Islamic State jihadists in the western Syrian province of

The Eastern Ghouta region, hit by a devastating offensive launched in February by the Syrian regime, was the last rebel enclave near the capital before being retaken by Syrian forces in early April.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 00:45 IST